Saturday, March 17, 2007


The Stashbuster topic of the week is UFO's. I procrastinated blogging about this topic almost as much as I procrastinate finishing those UFO's! Anyway, my oldest UFO is a photo memory quilt that I started for my parent's aniversary two years ago. I had just started quilting and it was my second completed quilt top. I (as usual) didn't allow enough time to finish it and showed it to my parents as a work in progress (WIP). I don't have a scanner, so I gave my niece the photo transfer fabric to scan the photos. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I should just square up the photos and add them to the quilt. Instead I ironed the photo transfer fabric to another piece of fabric and used this in the quilt! Now these fabrics feel like cardboard and the probability of my being able to quilt them is zero. The only thing left to do is take the whole thing apart and redo the photos. To make matters worse, my Mom died just after I presented her with this WIP and now I am even less interested in finishing it. However, after digging it out of a drawer tonight to take this photo I feel the need to finish it and give it to my Dad. Maybe in April....

As far as other UFO's are concerned there are several. Four from last year - a signature quilt, a Crown of Thorns, a funky pink & green quilt for my youngest DD and a "Bears in the Woods" from Quilt in a Day (quilt in a day my foot!). The quilts I've started this year are all in various stages of completion and I am making progress on them.

That's enough confession for one night. Here on the home front I am working on the "Turning Twenty" for the riding instructor and will add the borders tomorrow and get it loaded on the quilting frame. Will post a picture of it when it's closer to being done.


Sweet P said...

Welcome to the world of quilt blogs and to the Stashbuster quilt ring.

I like your oldest UFO and can understand why it's tough to finish it.

I look forward to reading more about your quilting.

swooze said...

I hope you will finish this for Dad! At least do light quilting to hang on the wall. Dad will treasure it I am sure!

Greenmare said...

You can do it! We are all pulling for you to finish it. Some of those photo transfer papers were a real pain!
Let us know how it goes!

Kathy Wagner said...

Yes...absolutely, do finish it if you can. You don't need to do a lot of quilting...just stitch in the ditch and leave the photos unquilted. Your Dad will LOVE to have it!